Favorite Videos

Grade 7

Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent

Dream Big Special Features

This series of special features may be used to provide enrichment to Dream Big and include behind-the-scenes videos and educational webisodes on engineering topics.

Dream Big

This film highlights the many ways in which engineers tackle problems big and small and explores how the principles of engineering can create a better future for all. Three female engineers are specifically profiled: one who specializes in creating structures that can better sustain earthquakes, ...

Prisoners of War. Episode 4

In the video, Henry Beaudry recounts his experience as a veteran First Nations soldier and describes the role played by Canada's First Nations men during the Second World War by joining the military without the support of their home communities.

Aboriginal War Experiences. Episode 5

In the video, Philip Favel describes his experience as an imprisoned soldier and illustrates the bravery and contributions of First Nations soldiers in the Second World War.

Métis Jigging Part 2. Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Krystle Pederson is a traditional jigger and Métis dance instructor. In Métis Jigging Part 2, Krystle talks about different styles of fiddle music and how jigging steps are incorporated into other styles of dance. Through demonstrations and practise, students build on the skills and knowledge gai...

Soundtracks for Adventurous Kids with Felipe Gomez. Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Felipe Gomez is an educator, award-winning musician and adventurer. His interactive music program explores the importance of music in daily life. He shares his multimedia performance, "The Adventures of the Cycling Fox," a fusion of live music, spoken word and projections of video animations. Dur...

Bison Truths with Kevin Wesaquate and Nyle Miigizi Johnston. Grades 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Kevin and Nyle explore Indigenous stories and storytelling. Students write their own stories and use them as the basis for a visual artwork that combines text, image and colour.

Adventures of the Cycling Fox with Felipe Gomez. Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Felipe Gomez shares his multimedia performance, "The Adventures of the Cycling Fox," a fusion of live music, spoken word and projections of video animations. During the video's activities, students learn to observe sound waves, patterns in music, rhythm and pitch. Felipe also demonstrates body pe...

Storyweaving with Michelle Olson and Yvette Nolan. Grades 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Students are led through a process called storyweaving - a theatrical technique used by Spiderwoman Theater to share our own stories, using gesture, voice, song, movement and repetition. Yvette Nolan and Michelle Olson, both First Nations theatre artists, use this technique to create work to shar...

The Skills of Improvisation with Johanna Bundon & Jayden Pfeifer. Grade 7

Series: LIVE Arts
Johanna Bundon and Jayden Pfeifer explore the skills of improvisation. Exercise your improv muscles by practicing availability, listening, accepting, supporting and creative expression in a supportive, group environment. This is a physical workshop that takes an embodied approach to learning, pri...

metawe = To Play. Drama with Curtis Peeteetuce. Grades 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
We must continue speaking our Cree language. The revitalization of language and culture are vital to the rebuilding of community. In this workshop, educators and students revisit our mandate for play. Interactive elements include familiarizing ourselves with voice and body as we explore animal pl...

Hip Hop Music with InfoRed and Emotionz. Grades 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Brad Bellegarde (InfoRed) and David Nelson (Emotionz) explore the four main elements of hip hop culture (MCing, DJing, graf writing and breakdancing). They demonstrate how the art forms of hip hop have the ability to educate and connect people with Indigenous history. Students have the opportunit...

Drama Games and Improv with Globe Theatre. Grades 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
This program provides teachers and students with tools to creatively explore curriculum through improvisation. The exercises engage participants in exploring ideas through inquiry-based learning, building positive relationships and encouraging students to take risks while navigating uncharted ter...

Dance with Heather Cameron. Grades 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Using pop culture music and videos as stimuli, students create movement vocabularies based on their artistic interpretation and personal perspective. Through demonstrations and group-led improvisations, students investigate their range of movement and explore a wider spectrum of physical qualitie...

Stomp and Holler with Scott Richmond. Grades 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Scott Richmond presents a series of original and classic songs to get you moving to the music. Students engage in active listening by responding to verbal, musical and visual cues. Patterns, actions and compositions are explored collaboratively through collective dance and vocal expression. In ad...

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